Diego Costa Chelsea Martin Skrtel Liverpool
Chelsea striker Diego Costa and Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel battle for the ball in their Capital One Cup first legReuters

Chelsea will be desperate to show their bouncebackability powers when they host Liverpool in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semifinal at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

The Blues were embarrassed by Bradford City in the FA Cup on Saturday, with the lower league side coming back from two goals down to win 4-2 in the fourth round.

Jose Mourinho termed the shock result as a "disgrace" and the Portuguese will expect a reaction from his players in the second leg against Liverpool.

"We need to forget this one [the Bradford defeat] and start the next game in a different competition, and I know we are one victory away from playing a final," said the Chelsea manager.

"It's the good thing about playing consecutive matches without many days in between. It's the good thing that, when you lose, you have to focus immediately on the next game. You don't have a lot of time to be moaning or analysing what happened in the bad one. Let's move and let's think about the next one.

"The next game is the most important one. At the end of May, beginning of June, we don't go to Wembley to play the FA Cup final, that's for sure.

"The FA Cup is finished for us. We don't go there even to play the FA Cup semifinal. It's over for us. To go there -- and I think that should mean a lot to everyone -- the last chance we have is this one, to play there in the Capital One Cup final."

It will be far from easy, though, even if Chelsea will start as the favourites having managed a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the first leg last week. However, Chelsea were a tad fortunate to come away with a draw in that match, with Liverpool asking some serious questions of their defence and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Even if they lost to Bradford City at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are a daunting team to face at home, and they will look to that outstanding home form when they take on Liverpool.

In big games the first goal is usually the most important, and from Liverpool's point of view, if they can find the back of the net early, then those pigeons might just start worrying about that cat in their midst.

"They had a tough result at the weekend but it doesn't mean they're not a dangerous team or an outstanding team," said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

"They will have great motivation in a different game and different competition, with a Wembley place at stake. When you come off a game like that, you want to put it right.

"But there is also that in the back of your mind that even if you're up in the game -- like they were 2-0 -- you can still lose the game. So I'm sure there'll be that bit of trepidation. But it will be a motivation to get over the result.

"They are a very good side. But we're certainly going into the game with no fear. Our strength is very much in attack and going forward -- we showed that in the last game."

Where to Watch Live

The semifinal second leg is set to begin at 7.45 pm GMT (1.15 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) with live coverage in India can watch the match late in the night on Ten HD and Ten Action, with the option to live stream the semifinal first leg on TenSports Live.

Viewers in the UK can watch the match on Sky Sports 1. Catch the action via live streaming online on Sky Go. Audience in the UK can also listen to the semifinal live on BBC Radio 5 Live or online on their website.

Bein Sports will show the match live in the US and Canada, while the game can also be live streamed on BeinSports Connect. Audience in the Middle East can watch the match live on Bein Sports Arabia, with the live streaming option on Bein Sports Live.

Team news: Chelsea: having rested several of his key players for the FA Cup game, Mourinho is expected to put out his best starting XI, meaning a return for the likes of John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Nemanja Matic, Willian, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa and Eden Hazard.

Andre Schurrle is not expected to be named in the squad with the player reportedly in talks with Bundesliga club Wolfsburg over a potential January move.

Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge could make his long-awaited comeback in this match against his former club, even if Rodgers insisted he will be extremely cautious with his striker, who has missed pretty much the entire season so far with a hamstring injury.

Mario Balotelli might be left out again by Rodgers, while Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel are expected to return to the team after being rested for the FA Cup draw against Bolton.

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